Freedom in the Form of a Northeast Ski Pass

Katy Shipley | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Freedom, ski the east
East coasters know how to get rowdy. Image: Ski The East

The East Coast is everything old school when it comes to skiing.  Good rope tows, endless tree skiing, epic powder days and a cozy pub for après.  There’s a reason everyone should SKI THE EAST at some point.

The best way to see it all at a great price is the Freedom Pass.  The pass allows you to experience the East in all its glory and visit some other soulful stops along the way.

Freedom Pass

  • 14 Resorts
  • 3 Lift Tickets at Each
  • Free with your season pass at one of the participating resorts. 

The Freedom Pass offers skiing at 14 “soul-filled resorts”.  Many of the resorts  are known for their authentic local charm and fun terrain.

Ten of the resorts are located in the Northeast.  While it is catered towards the East Coast, there are a couple of exciting destinations like Eaglecrest, AK and Ski Cooper, CO.  Much like the Powder Alliance, the Freedom Pass offers variety while keeping the local vibe high.

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Make Eagle Crest, AK your next big vacation. Image: Eagle Crest, John Erben

Participating Northeastern Resorts

  • Black Mountain, NH
    • Elevation: 2350′
    • Vertical Drop: 1100′
    • 143 Acres and 5 Lifts
    • Known for having the best grooming in the Mount Washington Valley
  • Bolton Valley, VT
    • Elevation: 3150′
    • Vertical Drop: 1704′
    • 300 Acres and 6 lifts
    • Known for having the highest base elevation in the Northeast.
  • Crystal Mountain, MI
    • Elevation: 1132′
    • Vertical Drop: 375′
    • 103 Acres and 8 Lifts
    • It’s first rope tow was powered by an old pick up truck engine
Freedom, Bolton Valley
This Vermont classic is a must visit. Image: Bolton Valley
  • Dartmouth Skiway, NH
    • Elevation: 1943′
    • Vertical Drop: 969′
    • 107 Acres and 4 Lifts
    • Known for ski racing, short lines, and low prices
  • Granite Gorge, NH
    • Elevation: 1325′
    • Vertical Drop: 525′
    • 55 Acres and 4 Lifts
    • Known for its north face, protection from the wind, and ability to hold snow
  • Lost Valley, ME
    • Elevation: 495′
    • Vertical Drop: 240′
    • 45 Acres and 4 Lifts
    • Known for the state’s first snowmaking system and introduced Mainers to night skiing
Magic Mountain, Freedom
The Northeast gets some epic powder days. Follow the biggest storms and plan your three days in the white room. Image: Magic Mountain
  • Magic Mountain, VT
    • Elevation: 2850′
    • Vertical Drop: 1500′
    • 205 Acres and 5 Lifts
    • Known as a classic local Vermont ski area with a classic community vibe
Freedom, Plattekill
Most importantly, après. Image: Plattekill Mountain
  • Plattekill Mountain, NY
    • Elevation: 3500′
    • Vertical Drop: 1100′
    • 110 Acres and 4 Lifts
    • Known for its authentic old school vibe
  • Whaleback Mountain, NH
    • Elevation: 1800′
    • Vertical Drop: 700′
    • 85 Acres and 4 Lifts
    • Operated by a non-profit organization called the Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation

Other resorts include Pajarito Mountain and Sipapu in New Mexico. 

Sometimes nothing beats the simple things in skiing, like some good glades and a frosty beer. The Freedom Pass is a fun alternative multi-resort pass that will cure your FOMO if you aren’t in the Ikon or Epic crowd.

Freedom, Black Mountain
Black Mountain is known for its world class grooming. Image: Black Mountain

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